Cornell Tree Climbing Institute

Intro to Sea Kayaking

Intro to Sea Kayaking

Learn the basics to get you started with sea kayaking out on the lake. This class will cover information about equipment, loading, launching & landing your kayak, exiting and re-entering your kayak in open water, and basic paddling stroke technique. Class meets at Bartels Hall for equipment fitting and travels to the nearby Finger Lakes for paddling trips. No previous paddling experience necessary. ATTENDANCE POLICY: Students must participate in all scheduled class meetings in their entirety in order to get PE credit for this class.

Course Schedule

Date Time Activity
Mon Jun 23 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Class
Wed Jun 25 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm Outing
Fri Jun 27 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm Outing
Sun Jun 29 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Outing

Enroll Now

Courses are open to everyone. Students can enroll on Student Center. Anyone may also enroll by contacting Amy Woodin:

Amy Woodin
(607) 255-6183

The Essentials

Prerequisites: Swimming ability
Course Fee:
$275.00 (students)
$305.00 (CU faculty/staff)
$345.00 (community)
Interested in Financial Assistance? Download an application and see if you qualify.
Drop Deadline:
PE Credit
Available for PE credit.
P ED 1674 (ID #1240)
Course Coordinator
Sarah F. Myers
(607) 255-3802

First Class:
Attendance at first class is required. Bring completed medical forms and health insurance information.

Equipment Needed:
swimsuit, towel, waterbottle, sunscreen, sunglasses with strap, long sleeve synthetic top, hat with brim, a set of warm clothes, and snacks.

See the equipment list for this course. You may also find our list of Sources of Outdoor Gear helpful.